Homemade Pesto Sauce
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves washed and dried, large stems removed
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
2 tablespoons pine nuts
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup grated Parmesan
Place the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in your food processor. Process for a few seconds, until coarsely chopped.
Add the salt, pepper, and oil. Process until smooth and fully combined, about 30 seconds, stopping to scrape the sides with a spatula if necessary.
Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and mix in the cheese.
Check the consistency of the sauce. If it seems too dry, add a tablespoon of olive oil. If it's too liquid, add a tablespoon of parmesan.
Use immediately, or cover, refrigrate, and allow the flavors to meld for a few hours. Stir again before using.
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 10 min